Gar pike. See under Gar.Pike perch(Zoöl.), any fresh-water fish of the genus Stizostedion See Wall-eye, and Sauger.Pike pole, a long pole with a pike in one end, used in directing floating logs.Pike whale(Zoöl.), a finback whale of the North Atlantic having an elongated snout; — called also piked whale.Sand pike(Zoöl.), the lizard fish.Sea pike(Zoöl.), the garfish (a).

(Pigs"ney) n. [Perh. a dim. of Dan. pige a girl, or Sw. piga; or from E. pig's eye.] A word of endearment for a girl or woman. [Obs.] [Written also pigsnie, pigsny, etc.] Chaucer.

(Pig"-stick`ing) n. Boar hunting; — so called by Anglo-Indians. [Colloq.] Tackeray.

(Pig"sty`) n.; pl. Pigsties A pigpen.

(Pig"tail`) n.

1. The tail of a pig.

2. (Hair Dressing) A cue, or queue. J. & H. Smith.

3. A kind of twisted chewing tobacco.

The tobacco he usually cheweth, called pigtail.

(Pig"tailed`) a. Having a tail like a pig's; as, the pigtailed baboon.

(Pig"weed`) n. (Bot.) A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb's- quarters.

(Pig"wid`geon) n. [Written also pigwidgin and pigwiggen.] A cant word for anything petty or small. It is used by Drayton as the name of a fairy.

(Pi"ka) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of rodents of the genus Lagomys, resembling small tailless rabbits. They inhabit the high mountains of Asia and America. Called also calling hare, and crying hare. See Chief hare.

(Pike) n. [F. pique; perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. W. pig a prick, a point, beak, Arm. pik pick. But cf. also L. picus woodpecker (see Pie magpie), and E. spike. Cf. Pick, n. & v., Peak, Pique.]

1. (Mil.) A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet.

2. A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target. Beau. & Fl.

3. A hayfork. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Tusser.

4. A pick. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. Raymond.

5. A pointed or peaked hill. [R.]

6. A large haycock. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

7. A turnpike; a toll bar. Dickens.

8. (Zoöl.) sing. & pl. A large fresh-water fish found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; — called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack.

Blue pike, grass pike, green pike, wall-eyed pike, and yellow pike, are names, not of true pike, but of the wall-eye. See Wall-eye.

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